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Finding mewa

Post by jkarlins » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:34 pm

Just got Namkhai Norbu's book on Astrology.

I'm trying to find my birth year mewa (birthday is Jan 12 1981). From the charts, it looks like my year was a Metal Monkey year, technically 1980, since 1981 started in February. Could someone help me out with the mewa for this year?

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Re: Finding mewa

Post by Virgo » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:39 pm

It's two, deep water.

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Post by jkarlins » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:44 pm

Thanks, just got that myself. Thanks for the help, and I'm also glad I worked on it myself a little in the book, because now I understand how to use the Mewa table in the back. Next I'll be learning to calculate the mewa of the day, and comparing it to mine (2).

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Post by Virgo » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:49 pm

jkarlins wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:44 pm
Thanks, just got that myself. Thanks for the help, and I'm also glad I worked on it myself a little in the book, because now I understand how to use the Mewa table in the back. Next I'll be learning to calculate the mewa of the day, and comparing it to mine (2).

Jake
That's great.

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Re: Finding mewa

Post by Fortyeightvows » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:43 pm

jkarlins wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:34 pm
Just got Namkhai Norbu's book on Astrology.
What's the title of that?

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Re: Finding mewa

Post by jkarlins » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:08 pm

Key for consulting the Tibetan calendar- available on Amazon and through Shang shung.

Kevin et al- one more question for now:

The days of the week are very helpful and approachable.

Do these refer to our Western days of the week, or would you calculate this from the lunar calendar, with day 1 being Sunday Monday being 2, and so on?

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Post by Virgo » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:33 pm

jkarlins wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:08 pm
Do these refer to our Western days of the week, or would you calculate this from the lunar calendar, with day 1 being Sunday Monday being 2, and so on?

Jake
It's just the normal days of the week.

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Re: Finding mewa

Post by Grigoris » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:43 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
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"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: Finding mewa

Post by jkarlins » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:52 am

:thanks: :thanks:

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Re: Finding mewa

Post by jkarlins » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:08 pm

Grigoris, others too, how can I find the constellations for a given day? The kalachakra website you gave is very good, is the info in there somewhere? I'm including an image from there, maybe it's buried in there somehow.

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Re: Finding mewa

Post by Virgo » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:33 pm

The way you find the constellation is you look here (under nakshatra)

http://www.astrojyoti.com/dailypanchangadarshini

Then you use this list to find what number that nakshatra (constellation) corresponds to:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nakshatras

Then you subtract 1 from that list as Tibetan count differently ie. they count the first constellation as "0", the second as "1", etc. So the list there if 1-27 is 0-26.

Then you use the charts in A Key for Consulting the Tibetan Calander to understand what minor, major combinations and conjunctions are being formed at any given time.

Like I have explained before, you cannot rely on calanders, since they only list the constellation running at sunrise in a specific location, which may change at any given time during the day. Also, the location calculated for may not be your location, among other reasons.

This is usng Lahari ayanamsa, but that is more reliable than the strange Tibetan ayanamsa which is a bit askew.

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